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5 bedroom character property for sale

Pesters Lane, Somerton

Withdrawn from Market £1,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A beautiful period Grade II listed farmhouse
  • Superb tranquil edge of town position
  • Breathtaking southerly aspect
  • Views across its own ground including the Mill Stream and Ringers Well
  • Approximately 4.5 acres of gardens and paddocks
  • Annexe or multi dwelling potential
  • Parking and Garage

Full description

A rare and unique early 18th century farmhouse occupying a central position within Somerton yet backing on to open countryside overlooking its own grounds. In all amounting to approximately 4.5 acres including the Mill Stream and Ringers Well.

The property is approached via vehicular gates and gravelled driveway leading to a single garage with parking and turning area. The initial part of the drive is shared with the neighbouring barn. There are formal lawned gardens to the front and rear of the house with south facing stone terrace to the rear and stone shed. A vehicular gravelled drive and gate give access to a block outbuilding and the paddocks. The land totals approximately 4.5 acres and is situated to the south and west of the house, made up of two large meadows and some woodland. The Mill Stream dissects the grounds at the bottom a shallow valley with a pretty arched stone foot bridge. The bottom meadow sweeps around to the west and has vehicular access from Station Path.

Sunhouse Farm is a beautiful Grade II listed farmhouse dating we believe from the early 18th century. Occupying this wonderful elevated situation, the juxtaposition between town and country is quite unique being close to the centre of Somerton however overlooking its own grounds of approximately 4.5 acres with country views across the Mill Stream and woodland beyond. The property is constructed of Blue Lias elevations under a pitched double roman tiled roof and offers more than 3500 sq ft of living space. The house requires some general updating and improvements however offers excellent opportunities, due to the properties layout and arrangement of services it could easily provide a self contained annex or be divided into two separate dwellings subject to the usual approval. The grounds are made up of several paddocks and woodland, the Mill Stream meanders along the bottom of the shallow valley with a pond and stone arched foot bridge. The ancient Ringers Well is situated to the...

Somerton was the ancient Capital of Wessex in the 8th century and a former market town. It then later became the County town of Somerset in the 13th/14th Century. There is a good level of amenities including shops, bank, library, doctor and dentist surgeries, there are also several public houses, restaurants, churches and primary schools within the town. The local area has some of the best schools in the country including Millfield, Wells Cathedral School, Downside, All Hallows and the Kings Bruton. A more comprehensive range of amenities can be found in Bath, Bristol, Street or the County town of Taunton to the west and Yeovil to the south. The mainline railway stations are located in Castle Cary, Yeovil and Taunton. The property is also well served by the A303 linking both central London and the South West, the M5 can be joined at junction 23.

Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage are all connected. Council tax band F. EPC Exempt.

Entrance Hall  
Entrance door leading to the through entrance hall with part glazed door to the rear garden, radiator and stone stairs leading to the first floor.

Sitting Room  
18' 11'' x 15' 6'' (5.76m x 4.73m)
With windows to the front and rear, two radiators, large stone beamed fireplace with built in cupboard to the side.

Bathroom/Wet Room 
14' 3'' x 8' 7'' (4.35m x 2.62m)
With window to the side, low level WC, panelled bath, wash hand basin and mains shower. Wall mounted gas boiler.

Sitting Room 2 
18' 9'' x 12' 6'' (5.71m x 3.80m)
With two windows to the rear and window to the front. Two radiators and hamstone fireplace housing gas fire. Flagstone curved passage with exposed natural stone curved wall leading to the kitchen.

10' 0'' x 9' 9'' (3.04m x 2.97m)
With windows to the rear and to either side, door leading to the garden. Base and wall units and sink unit. Wall mounted gas boiler.

Lounge/Dining Room 
18' 10'' x 12' 11'' (5.75m x 3.94m)
With two windows to the front and window to the rear. Hamsone fireplace with gas fire, three radiators and large cast iron spiral staircase to the first floor. Door to inner lobby with window and door leading to:-

10' 1'' x 9' 5'' (3.08m x 2.88m)
With window to the front, radiator and built in cupboards. Arch opening to:-

Reception Room 
18' 6'' x 15' 6'' (5.64m x 4.73m)
With full height windows and door to the rear set within a stone arch opening. High level window to the front. Two radiators and some exposed stone walls.

Potential Kitchen/Diner 
19' 4'' x 11' 9'' (5.90m x 3.58m)
With two windows to the front and windows to the side and rear. Amtico flooring, some exposed stone walls and wall mounted gas boiler. We understand that there is plumbing facilities that could allow this room to be converted in to a kitchen if required.

12' 9'' max x 11' 3'' max (3.88m x 3.42m)
With door to the garden.

With Radiator, low level WC and wash hand basin.

Landing 1 
Spiral stairs leading to the landing with window to the front, two radiators and airing cupboard. Inner hall with door to:-

Bedroom 1 
18' 10'' x 16' 5'' (5.73m x 5.00m)
Windows to the front and rear. Two radiators and built in wardrobe. Door to the attic space.

18' 10'' x 12' 3'' (5.73m x 3.74m)

Bedroom 2 
13' 4'' max x 9' 5'' max (4.07m x 2.88m)
With window to the front, radiator and small cupboard. This room could also suit conversion to a bathroom.

Bedroom 3 
19' 0'' x 10' 9'' (5.78m x 3.28m)
With windows to the front and rear. Two radiators.

Landing 2 
From the entrance hall stone stairs lead to the landing with window to the rear.

With window to the front, panelled bath, low level WC, wash hand basin and radiator.

Bedroom 4 
19' 2'' x 10' 7'' (5.83m x 3.23m)
With windows to the front and rear and radiator.

Bedroom 5 
18' 11'' x 12' 11'' (5.76m x 3.94m)
Window to the front and rear. Radiator.

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Added on Rightmove:
09 September 2016

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